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  • Dirt in Victorian Literature and Culture

    Writing Materiality

    By Sabine Schuelting

    Addressing the Victorian obsession with the sordid materiality of modern life, this book studies dirt in nineteenth-century English literature and the Victorian cultural imagination. Dirt litters Victorian writing – industrial novels, literature about the city, slum fiction, bluebooks, and the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15 
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Archaeology’s Visual Culture

    Digging and Desire

    By Roger Balm

    Archaeology’s Visual Culture explores archaeology through the lens of visual culture theory. The insistent visuality of archaeology is a key stimulus for the imaginative and creative interpretation of our encounters with the past. Balm investigates the nature of this projection of the visual,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • The Meaning of Horses

    Biosocial Encounters

    Edited by Dona Davis, Anita Maurstad

    The Meaning of Horses: Biosocial Encounters examines some of the engagements or entanglements that link the lived experiences of human and non-human animals. The contributors discuss horse-human relationships in multiple contexts, times and places, highlighting variations in the meaning of horses…

    Hardback – 2015-12-04 

  • An Archaeology of the Immaterial

    By Victor Buchli

    An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies: the active rejection of the material world. Buchli argues that this is evident in a number of cultural projects, including anti-consumerism and asceticism, as well as other…

    Paperback – 2015-09-11

  • Theory in Africa, Africa in Theory

    Locating Meaning in Archaeology

    Edited by Stephanie Wynne-Jones, Jeffrey Fleisher

    Theory in Africa, Africa in Theory explores the place of Africa in archaeological theory, and the place of theory in African archaeology. The centrality of Africa to global archaeological thinking is highlighted, with a particular focus on materiality and agency in contemporary interpretation. As a…

    Paperback – 2015-06-18

  • Heritage and Memory of War

    Responses from Small Islands

    Edited by Gilly Carr, Keir Reeves

    Every large nation in the world was directly or indirectly affected by the impact of war during the course of the twentieth century, and while the historical narratives of war of these nations are well known, far less is understood about how small islands coped. These islands – often not nations in…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Debating Archaeological Empiricism

    The Ambiguity of Material Evidence

    Edited by Charlotta Hillerdal, Johannes Siapkas

    Debating Archaeological Empiricism examines the current intellectual turn in archaeology, primarily in its prehistoric and classical branches, characterized by a return to the archaeological evidence. Each chapter in the book approaches the empirical from a different angle, illuminating…

    Hardback – 2015-03-17
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Place, Memory, and Healing

    An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments

    By Ömür Harmanşah

    Place, Memory, and Healing: An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments investigates the complex and deep histories of places, how they served as sites of memory and belonging for local communities over the centuries, and how they were appropriated and monumentalized in the hands of the political…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17

  • Material Evidence

    Learning from Archaeological Practice

    Edited by Robert Chapman, Alison Wylie

    How do archaeologists make effective use of physical traces and material culture as repositories of evidence? Material Evidence takes a resolutely case-based approach to this question, exploring instances of exemplary practice, key challenges, instructive failures, and innovative developments in…

    Paperback – 2014-12-12

  • The Archaeology of Bronze Age Iberia

    Argaric Societies

    By Gonzalo Aranda Jimenez, Sandra Montón Subías, Margarita Sánchez Romero

    After more than a century of research, an enormous body of scientific literature in the field of El Argar studies has been generated, comprising some 700 bibliographic items. No fully-updated synthesis of the literature is available at the moment; recent works deal only with specific…

    Hardback – 2014-12-10
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • US Cultural Diplomacy and Archaeology

    Soft Power, Hard Heritage

    By Christina Luke, Morag Kersel

    Archaeology’s links to international relations are well known: launching and sustaining international expeditions requires the honed diplomatic skills of ambassadors. U.S. foreign policy depends on archaeologists to foster mutual understanding, mend fences, and build bridges. This book explores how…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Conserving Cultural Landscapes

    Challenges and New Directions

    Edited by Ken Taylor, Archer St. Clair, Nora J. Mitchell

    New approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes increasingly recognize the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past. Challenging traditional notions of historic preservation, Conserving Cultural Landscapes takes a dynamic…

    Hardback – 2014-10-28
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

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